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  • Home Composting

    How to compost

    Composting safely

    Which bin to choose?

    Your compost ingredients

    Emptying your bin

    To Turn or not to Turn?

    How long to compost?

    Worms and Wormeries

    Topical Composting

    Kitchen Waste

    Prickly prunings

    Weeds and weeds

    Too much grass

    Leaves for leafmould

    Seasonal Tips

    Troubleshooting

    Leaflets to download

    Unwelcome guests

    home compost binASK, the composting experts, have been working with householders in the Scottish Borders to help them turn their kitchen and garden waste in to first rate compost.

    To find out more about home composting follow the links to the side and discover how to solve all your composting problems.

    SPRING
    comes in fits and starts but as the days get longer our compost bins begin to work efficiently again.
    Spring is the best time to use the compost you have made, either on the open ground or to fill pots and containers.
    Weeds may be growing but they can be composted.

    If you feel the need for another compost bin first read Which bin to Choose? - you can never have too many!
     
    More ideas in Seasonal Tips

    If you don't know what to do  with your garden rubbish try our Garden Waste Solutions for advice 

    If you plan to make changes to your garden, it is a good idea to take into account and plan for the waste that those changes will generate. Often a few simple tweaks will minimise problems.

    ASK have been working with Scottish Borders Council to provide advice and support for those householders who make compost at home. We have a comprehensive set of leaflets designed to help you make better compost. These explain the best ways of making good compost, how to use compost in the garden and how to deal with all the address composting problems you may have.

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